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By Breeonne Baxter on August 31, 2017
As part of your role as a manager/administrator at UBC, there is a lot you can do to support your staff with their career and professional development goals. As we launch into the new academic year, here are some resources you can share with staff and faculty in your department to help them plan their professional development for the year.
Our Career Navigation consultant offers support to staff who wish to enhance their professional experience by exploring and using the many opportunities for growth within UBC. Interested staff can visit our Career Navigation services page to learn more.
We will be having a series of workshops in the fall focusing on Career Resiliency, and will announce these in HR Network News when the details are finalized.
The Coaching at UBC program offers free one-on-one professional coaching services for staff and faculty. Coaching is a great way to explore topics of interest to you, and to start to map out a plan for your own professional development.
UBC is committed to providing staff and faculty with improved access to professional development opportunities, through access to professional development funds. Please select your employee group to learn more about the funds available to you.
Human Resources holds several professional development workshops throughout the year, available to staff and faculty. Please see our post in this week’s HR Network News to learn about the PD workshops coming up this fall.
Eligible staff and faculty can apply to use their PD funding for these workshops.
Lynda.com offers an online collection of self-guided instructional videos designed to provide staff and faculty with just-in-time resources to assist in a variety of areas, including updating software skills, learning new technology tools, and enhancing workplace business practices.
UBC provides faculty and staff with free and unlimited access to lynda.com’s learning resources. To start using lynda.com, visit http://lynda.ubc.ca and sign in with your CWL.
You can also check out our bi-weekly Learning with Lynda series in HR Network News.
Staff in most employee groups have access to UBC tuition waivers for credit courses, and for non-credit courses at UBC Extended Learning (as well as select Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies courses). Please visit the Tuition Waiver page for your employment group to learn full details:
By Breeonne Baxter on April 13, 2017
The UBC Community United Way Campaign at the Vancouver campus is seeking two full-time, continuing employees for secondment as United Way Campaign Associates between Aug. 28 and Dec. 15, 2017.
Campaign Associates work closely with the United Way of the Lower Mainland and with UBC to plan and implement successful campaigns; develop leadership, team-building and public speaking skills, and enhance interpersonal skills. They will also earn nine credits from BCIT towards a Certificate in Fundraising Management.
The Campaign Associate job posting is available on the UBC careers site at http://staffcareers.ubc.ca/26089, with applications closing April 27, 2017.
Successful candidates will continue to receive their regular salary and benefits through UBC and at the conclusion of the term.
See the difference United Way Campaign Associates make:
By Breeonne Baxter on January 5, 2017
Check out these upcoming professional development opportunities that may be of interest for the HR community of practice at UBC.
By Breeonne Baxter on May 14, 2015
Please share this with your staff
Join UBC’s Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in three-part Career Wellbeing Series, to provide stimulus to your UBC career experience by discovering and designing opportunities for your professional success. Wellbeing encompasses all aspects of our being of which our career is a huge part. Take this opportunity to explore your passions and what drives you while being guided with the best UBC resources available.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 5, 2015
For the HR Community of Practice
The Faculty of Medicine is seeking an HR Coordinator for a 10-month leave coverage, starting in April. Individuals in the UBC HR community of practice are asked to consider this as a potential secondment opportunity.
The position, which is listed on the HR Careers site at classification Human Resources, Level A, has the possibility of being filled at a Level B if a suitable candidate is identified. Please contact Lori Miletich for more information about the position.
See the job posting and apply at http://staffcareers.ubc.ca/20300. The posting closes on Sunday, March 8, but may be extended.
By Breeonne Baxter on March 13, 2014
Please share this with your faculty and staff
UBC Continuing Studies is hosting a summer institute: Career Flow: A Career Navigation Tool for Professionals
(Earlybird deadline fast approaching! Save $70 through April 15, 2014)
Join internationally renowned career experts Dr. Norm Amundson and Dr. Spencer Niles for this two-day workshop. Learn about a hope-centered career navigation model from the authors who created it. As an added bonus, participants will also be able to apply the accompanying assessment tool, for a limited time, with clients or staff.
This program is designed for those who coach or counsel others to actively navigate the challenges and opportunities of their individual career paths.
Dr. Amundson and Dr. Niles have developed a five-stage model that supports a proactive attitude to self-guided career exploration. Hope is the critical factor that enhances focus and meaningful action. The accompanying assessment tool, the Hope-Centered Career Inventory (HCCI), provides a measure to identify particular issues within each stage. This allows you to focus attention and offer interventions that effectively move people forward.
This course is an eligible elective in the UBC Certificate in Organizational Coaching. Visit the website or join our free information session for more details – Mon, Mar 31, 6-7pm.
Tuition Waivers can be used for this course.
By Breeonne Baxter on November 28, 2013
For HR Administrators
The January 2014 HR Studio will be on Manager/HR Professionals Role in Supporting Career Navigation. Your facilitator will be Pooja Khandelwal (Career Transition Consultant, HR). Please RSVP so we can secure a room with enough space.
Title: Manager/HR Professionals Role in Supporting Career Navigation
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: to be announced in the new year (at the Point Grey campus)
RSVP: email@example.com by Jan. 14, 2014. Space is limited to 36 participants so please RSVP early.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Breeonne Baxter on February 21, 2013
Please share this with your staff
One of the most resounding things we heard from the Workplace Experiences Survey is that people want support navigating their careers. We are currently looking at how the University can better support staff career navigation.
If you are interested in sharing your experiences navigating your career at UBC, please contact Pooja Khandelwal (email@example.com) to share your stories.